Edgware is a major town centre, situated in the north-west of the Barnet, with a long and proud history. It has developed as a place which includes extensive retail and community facilities, along with tube and bus stations, serving a large catchment area (including residents in LB Harrow).
Despite its advantages as a destination for shopping and transport the town centre has experienced a range of pressures in recent years, including a significant loss of major retailers, heavy road congestion, anti-social behaviour, neglected heritage and poor public realm.
The Council is preparing a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to guide how Edgware Town Centre can successfully undergo renewal and serve as a destination where people can work, rest and play. The SPD will support comprehensive redevelopment of key sites to reflect Edgware’s status as a major town centre, provide new public spaces and make the street environment more attractive. Public transport facilities will be improved, along with the environment for pedestrians and cyclists, enabling a transformational shift towards more sustainable transport modes. A significant number of new homes will be built to high design standards.
Edgware’s heritage is reflected in important historic buildings. These must be protected and, where they have been neglected, brought back to suitable uses. A new and improved community and cultural offering will be sought to help to support local identity and the economy. Meanwhile, employment opportunities and sustainable economic growth will be supported.
Consultation with stakeholders, including residents, local businesses and landowners, will be undertaken to help shape the future of Edgware. This will take place in Autumn 2020. Please check this page for further updates.